Twilight is infamous for containing some grievous plot gaps, but one of the most difficult items to justify is Alice Cullen’s inconsistent powers and their effect on the ending of the series. Beginning with Thirteen director Catherine Hardwicke’s blockbuster teen woo Twilight in 2008, the Twilight saga was a string of critically loathed, financially profitable modifications of Stephenie Meyers’ young adult publishing sensation of the same name.

The Twilight series recognized Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson stellar as Bella Swan and Edward Cullen, a small-town girl and her paragon ogre compassion interest who was caught up in an eons-old battle between monster covens, werewolf tribes, and the occasional unsuspecting human. The sequence infamously upended monster myth with its depiction of the bloodsuckers as unique beings each of whom had a different superpower, but one Twilight character’s cleverness left the plot a little difficult to decipher in retrospect.

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No one could accuse the Twilight saga’s plot of being too airtight, but Alice Cullen’s inconsistent powers derailed adjournment of incredulity at innumerable important points throughout the series, including the already-despised discontinue of the final installment, Breaking Dawn. To consider why Alice’s power, intended to be foresight, doesn’t make a lot of feel, a deep dive into the story of her Twilight character is necessary.

Alice can, thanks to what the Twilight series refers to as her “foresight, ” see how individual decisions by individual people will pan out for them. This capability is notably different from seeing the future, in that she can only see how a decision will affect a person’s path after they have settled on a choice by their own free will and now can’t change what they do( and thus alter what her imagination outlines ). Now, according to the Twilight saga, this lets Alice predict how the stock market is veering, thus earmarking the Cullen family to amass a huge fortune without conjuring thought. But the problem with this explanation is that the stock market is comprised of the decisions of thousands of people, and Alice is only ever able to envision the consequences of one person’s decision at a time.

Look at the recent historical Gamestop trading — how can the ability to track a single decision’s effect on a single lifetime permit Alice to predict something so huge and nebulous? These apprehensions that Alice witnesses do let her realize the effects of one decision at a time, but unless she is constantly checking in with thousands of imaginations daily, that’s not going to help her stick portfolio grow. The Twilight series might discuss the stock market as if it were a human being, but there’s nothing natural about trading, and as such , no reason that insight into an individual’s decisions would make another rich.

According to her dark Twilight backstory, Alice matched Jasper and “ve fallen in love with” him because she had a vision of them being happy together. But if this was a vision of the future, then she wasn’t predicting how policy decisions would pan out other than her own. If she saw herself being glad with Jasper, then she didn’t have any say in this happiness, as it was caused by the vision. But if the dream was a prediction of her decision to be with Jasper, wasn’t that decision affected by the vision itself, in classic Back to the Future/ Bill& Ted’s time paradox fashion?

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To unknot a complicated trouble of free will and predetermination, the issue that arises here is that Alice’s Twilight capabilities shouldn’t let her to see herself happy with Jasper. She can only find the research results of people’s decisions formerly they have been made–so if she saw herself glad with Jasper Cullen before she ever met him, that symbolizes she decided to be with someone before she ever knew that he existed. It’s a patch gap that is difficult to explain, let alone solve, which is probably why Twilight never offers an answer to the question.

It’s clear that Alice’s powers compose innumerable planned faults in both her backstory and specific actions of Twilight, assigning the fortune of the Cullens and her connection to lifetime mate Jasper into doubt. But the biggest problem that this member of the Cullen clan’s controversial cleverness composes comes in the closing scenes of Twilight’s final outing, Breaking Dawn. In the critically abhorred discontinuing of Breaking Dawn, Alice foresees a huge battle that doesn’t actually end up happening, as she shows the Volturi how many guys they’ll lose and they back up. The trouble is, it has previously been established earlier in the Twilight series that Alice’s powers don’t work in the presence of werewolves or human-vampire composites, both of whom are on the battlefield. Renesmee is a hybrid and the Quileute tribe members who back up the Cullens are all werewolves, representing the vision that Alice demonstrates Aro shouldn’t have been clear to her. Of course, even if Alice could somehow see the future despite the presence of her two proverbial Kryptonites to block her prudence, the facts of the case that she can only appreciate the results of decisions either already realise entails she shouldn’t be able to change Aro’s mind anyway, since his decision had to be already made.

The ending of Breaking Dawn was already hated by followers, but the fact that it doesn’t add up actually doesn’t help topics. The final fiction in the Twilight series is based on Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice, wherein a similarly unlikely twist allowed by exponents to enjoy an unexpectedly bloodless happy aiming. But the facts of the case that Alice’s vision shouldn’t have worked on the battleground and Aro’s decision shouldn’t have been revisable means that the debate cycle which was revealed to be a vision actually should have actually followed, even though it would have killed off a lot of Twilight’s central casting. It’s understandable that Twilight followers felt shortchanged by the An Occurrence At Owl Creek Bridge style twist, specially when it isn’t backed up by consistent strengths from Alice Cullen, the specific characteristics that the dubious discovery hinges on.

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